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  • Post Chemo results so far. .

    I got back my CT scan report last week. I finished up chemo end of February 4xEP. No metastatis to the lungs, retroperitoneal area, or pelvis. Two lymph nodes that have been enlarged (1.5, 1.2 cm) on the previous pre-chemo scans are now not detected on this cat scan!!! Everything appears normal. I go to the docs on wed to get my AFP and BHCG results from blood drawn last week. Right after my third round my AFP was <5 and BHCG <2. Only thing is my back still bothers me from time to time- hopefully just a result of chemo and will stop all together over time.

    Also found out that one of the young phlembotomists brothers have gotten TC. I now know 3 people locally who got it. Seems like more and more guys are getting this for some strange reason. Also the 22 y/o girl that draws my blood and has treated me so nice told me the other day that she just found out she was pregnant (married) and has ovarian cancer. She says they are getting more and more young patients like us (i'm 24) with cancer. Made the cat scan results bittersweet in a sense.
    Diagnosed August 2005
    R/O August 2005 AFP 210

    4xEP beginning December 2005
    End Feb/March 2006 AFP 4.6
    April 2006 AFP 22 and rising

    Tandem Stem Cell Transplant 7/06 - 9/06
    December 07 AFP = 3.3
    December 07 CT = Clear!

    15+ months remission

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    Congratulations on the getting your cycles done and having a clean report. It sounds like you should be all done with the operations, that's great news. Even though everyone seems to do ok with the RPLND who the heck needs that? Oh, I'm as amazed as you are at how common this rare disease seems to be.
    Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

    Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.


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      It's great to hear you're doing well! I heard from another guy from Seacoast New Hampshire last week who was just diagnosed, too.
      right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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        Right IO, March 2006
        Stage III Nonseminoma - Choriocarcinoma. Multiple lung mets.